CLEVELAND-- When the GOP officially picks its presidential candidate during the 2016 Republican National Convention, all eyes will be on Cleveland.
Northeast Ohio has been preparing for the event for almost two years, but there are plenty of gems in the area already.
So we invite RNC visitors to let their family and friends know you're in Cleveland by taking a selfie like a local at these five spots:
Terminal Tower: It's easy to spot at night along the Cleveland skyline, especially when it's showing off. Terminal Tower is always changing colors to match the occasion, whether it's wine and gold for the Cavs, or red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. You can also make requests by tweeting @TowerLightsCLE
LeBron James banner: While the Cavs power forward no longer does his chalk toss, LeBron James' signature pre-game ritual is a fixture in downtown Cleveland. A selfie is cool, but true Clevelanders keep their backs to their photographer and stretch out their arms, just like the King.
GE Chandelier: It's the perfect centerpiece for the country's second largest theater district. The chandelier hangs at East 14th Street and Euclid Avene in PlayhouseSquare. It's the world's biggest permanent chandelier, at 20 feet tall with more than 4,200 crystals.
Free Stamp: It's an outdoor sculpture of, you guessed it, a rubber stamp. Standard Oil of Ohio commissioned Claes Oldenburg to create the stamp in 1985. After a stint in storage, it ended up in Willard Park in downtown Cleveland. The word "Free" was chosen because of its importance in American history.
East Fourth Street: Bars, restaurants and entertainment. East Fourth Street has it all. This lively little street is especially popular before Tribe games and concerts at the Q. The patios and streetlights make it worthy for Instagram.